Lonna Cunningham is a fibre artist, writer, and small holder who lives in rural Alberta with her family, some chickens, dogs, cats, sheep, and a cow or two.
Her former career in Information Technology came to an abrupt end with the onset of Delayed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in early 2011: you can read about her journey through trauma in her first book, Just Keep Knitting: a journey of healing through forgiveness, faith, and fibre. Lonna is also the author of The Rookie’s Field Guide to Supported Spinning, a how-to book for people who would like to be able to make pretty string with nothing more than a handful of fibre, a weighted stick, and a dish. Fibre artists will probably know Lonna as Frazzlehead, from Ravelry – and if you are a fibre artist who has not yet found ravelry.com, you need to check it out! There’s a wealth of information and a lot of interesting people hanging out there, Lonna included. Look her up – she’d love to hear from you.
Inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi (broken pottery mended with gold), More Beautiful Than Before will help you think differently about the marks life leaves on all of us, encouraging you to see beauty in the places where we have been put back together rather than seeing only ugly scars.
This book is for anyone who is curious about spinning yarn with supported spindles but doesn't quite know where to begin. The Field Guide will get you started with information on making your own spindles, doing Quality Assurance testing on made (or purchased) spindles, drafting, plying, and finishing your yarn. Supported spinning is easy on the body, restful for the mind, and soothing to the soul.
Have you been looking at all the lovely lace knitting patterns out there, but reluctantly passed them by as you're certain it's all too hard for you? If you can cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, you're ready for this course! Join us as we demystify the art of lace knitting: make holes in your knitting on purpose and learn how to properly finish your project so it shows your work beautifully!
When chest pain and exhaustion forced a pause in her busy life, author Lonna Cunningham was called upon to take a closer look at the big events of her past: the death of her infant daughter, her husband's sudden personality changes and the discovery of the brain tumour that had triggered them ... then she had to rethink her past in order to find her path to the future.
This book is a collection of blog postings that narrate the adventure of building your own house in the country.
Follow along as six acres of former cattle pasture are turned into a small working farm: building a house, living in a shed during construction (in the winter), dealing with scheduling problems, acquiring and losing animals ... all the chaos, the crazy times, the progress, the fun.